Establishing Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements
For many couples entering into marriage, a prenuptial agreement is a means of alleviating financial concerns over separate property and debt. Prenuptial agreements can address a broad range of financial issues, including:
- Property division in divorce
- Ownership of the marital residence
- Responsibility for premarital debts
- Financial responsibilities during marriage
Prenups can also provide a framework for how future disputes are to be resolved. Some agreements have sunset clauses, causing the agreement to become invalid if the couple is married a certain number of years.
A postnuptial agreement achieves the same objectives, but is established during the course of a marriage rather than prior to marriage.
If you wish to establish a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement in Washington, the attorneys at Chvatal King Law are here to guide you through the process. We have extensive experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating prenuptial agreements for clients in Richland and throughout the Tri-Cities area.
Is A Prenuptial Agreement Right For You?
While some view prenups as being overly practical, they can provide peace of mind and reduce the chance of financial conflict during a marriage. Prenups are especially useful for those who are entering into a second or subsequent marriage or for those who have children from outside the marriage. A well-drafted prenuptial agreement can support important elements of your estate plan, such as a will or trust.
Our attorneys can assist you with all of these matters, including estate planning documents, so that you can establish a comprehensive plan for protecting your wealth and assets.